A five-headed education delegation from the Caribbean Netherlands recently visited the headquarters of the CXC (Caribbean Examination Council) in Barbados. During this visit, the delegation members received extensive information on various aspects of the implementation of this Caribbean examination system at the Gwendoline van Putten School (GVP). As is known, the GVP will change to the CXC examination system as part of the implementation of English as language of instruction.
The delegation consisted of the Director of the GVP, the transition coordinator, a representative of the Dutch Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO) and two employees from respectively Sint Eustatius and Saba, who went to Barbados especially to attend a meeting for the local registrars. The local registrars are responsible for the proper conduct of the examinations, on “their” island. They are in training at CXC. The first part of the local registrar’s meeting was attended by the entire delegation, after which a part of the delegation had a program at CXC and at a local school, to inform themselves in detail about the operation of the examination system in practice in a school.
The delegation looks back on an informative visit, which yielded the necessary knowledge and insights for proper implementation of the CXC examination system and proper handling of examinations on St. Eustatius and Saba.
Press release RCN.